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Update on emergency events on campus on Oct. 27, 2022

Lincoln Park Campus
 This message reflects corrected information noted below with an asterisk.

This afternoon, emergency services from both DePaul and the City of Chicago responded to two separate student situations on campus: one in McCabe Hall and the other in Ozanam Hall. Some residents were asked to temporarily vacate the halls while these concerns were being addressed. There was no threat to the community, but we needed to reduce the amount of people and congestion in the area. The students involved in these situations are safe and residents have been permitted to return to their residential rooms.

We recognize the process of taking care of these students affects others in our community. Following a traumatic event, it is not uncommon to feel a full range of strong emotions, such as confusion, disorientation, anger, numbness, frustration, loneliness or anxiety. All these feelings are normal reactions to disturbing events.

If you need to speak to someone regarding these events, you may reach out to the following resources on campus:

General support services for students

University Counseling and Psychological Services 

Counselors are available for our students to offer support, crisis management, consultation and community referrals. Appointments are available on the Loop and Lincoln Park Campuses tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 28, for any students who may need support.

  • If you are a student and need to speak to a counselor tonight, call (773) 325-CARE (2273), press option 1.
  • Students are also welcome to use walk-in services at the Lincoln Park (Student Center, suite 350) and Loop Campus (Lewis Center, suite 1465), tomorrow and then Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Division of Mission and Ministry

Division of Mission and Ministry staff provide pastoral care and support for people of all faiths or spiritual backgrounds, as well as for those who do not claim a particular tradition or belief. Appointments are available tomorrow, October 28 in the Loop and Lincoln Park for students who may want support, prayer or a listening ear. Email the following staff members to schedule an appointment:

Office of Health Promotion and Wellness
Health Promotion and Wellness helps students manage stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, and overall physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Please contact (773) 325-7129* or complete this online form.

Office of Multicultural Student Success
The Office of Multicultural Student Success offers support for students of color, first-generation students, students who demonstrate financial need, undocumented immigrant students, and students with marginalized genders and sexualities. Please contact (773) 325-7325.

The Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center has a number of programs and services that aim to alleviate stress, and exercise itself is a stress-reducer. All full-time undergraduate students are members, and graduate and part-time students can become members at a special rate.

Support services for faculty and staff

DePaul's employee assistance program, offered by ComPsych® GuidanceResources®, provides convenient, confidential access to counseling, online educational resources and information. Call center and short-term counseling experts can help you.

To speak with a counselor or schedule an appointment, employees may call (800) 621-4124 anytime. For wellness and educational materials, visit (the Organization Web ID is EAP4DPU).

Please take care of yourself by using the above offices and services, take care of each other by referring those you know who may be suffering to these offices and services, and please look out for each other.

Eugene L. Zdziarski, II is the vice president for Student Affairs.​